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Ennius annales 1 Sk. And appendix vergiliana dirae 48

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233-238
Number of pages6
JournalHermes (Germany)
Issue number2
PublishedJun 2021

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This note argues for the presence of an allusion to Ennius “Annales” 1 Sk. (Musae, quae pedibus magnum pulsatis Olympum) at Appendix Vergiliana “Dirae” 48 (undae, quae uestris pulsatis litora lymphis). This has ramifications not only for the interpretation of the poem, but also for the dating of the “Dirae”, and for the question as to whether Enn. Ann. 1 Sk. is in fact the first line of Ennius' epic poem.

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